The Cooper football team, for the second week in a row, got off to a slow start, but it found its form late to earn its second win of the season 40-17 over St. Louis Park Sept. 8.
The Hawks trailed St. Louis Park 14-0 after the first quarter, but quarterback Cameron King scored three touchdowns in the second quarter to give the Hawks a 20-14 halftime advantage. King kicked off the Hawks’ scoring with a 6-yard run before connecting with Pedro Amoussou on a 60-yard touchdown pass and Phoenix Sproles on a 35-yard touchdown pass.
Nascier Borden then scored on a 20-yard touchdown run before B.J. Hill scored on a 102-yard interception return for a touchdown. Borden rounded out the scoring with a 9-yard touchdown run.
King ended the game by completing eight of his 16 passes for 122 yards and two touchdowns. Borden led the Cooper rushing attack by rushing for 165 yards and two touchdowns on 23 carries.
Amoussou led all receivers with four catches for 71 yards and a touchdown.
Onte Burns (11 tackles), Miles Stokes (9 tackles), and Terrance Nicholson and Nate Hill (8 tackles) were the Hawks’ leading tacklers in the game.
Cooper will play next against Spring Lake Park at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15, at Spring Lake Park High School.
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